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EuroStreet and EuroGrants set to bring Eurovision spirit to communities

14 March 2023 at 16:45 CET
Liver Building, Liverpool Waterfront Ant Clausen / Marketing Liverpool
Liverpool City Council has launched the next part of its Eurovision Song Contest engagement programme, as well as opened up opportunities for communities in the city to bring their own projects to life.
St George's Hall, Liverpool BBC / James Stack

Following on from EuroFest, the two-week cultural festival, and EuroLearn, the education programme, EuroStreet will be making sure that communities across the city region can bask in the sparkle of the Eurovision Song Contest, when it comes to town in May.

And not only that – there is now an opportunity for everyone to get their own Eurovision Song Contest ideas off the ground with EuroGrants of up to £2,000.

EuroStreet

A detailed EuroStreet programme will be released soon, but we already know that events will focus on:

Festival of Europe – Celebrating the cultures and heritage of all Eurovision nationalities in the city region.
Songs for Europe – Live participatory performances touring residential care settings.
Solidarity Disco Banquets – Food, music and crafts at community-based feasts.
Chess for Everyone – A huge pastime in Ukraine, celebrated with in-person and online games.

Semi-Final Allocation Draw 2023 - St George's Hall, Liverpool BBC / James Stack

EuroGrants

EuroGrants are supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Community organisations and groups, as well as schools from across the city region, are now invited to apply to fund projects which will take place in May or June.

Projects should use the Eurovision Song Contest as their inspiration, focusing on local cultures, memories and the heritage of the region’s communities.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson:

“One of the most important parts of Liverpool’s bid to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine was our commitment to making sure that everyone had a chance to get involved in the excitement of Eurovision.

Eurovision is about unity and also celebrating differences and we know that our community organisations and schools will rise to this challenge.

And that’s what EuroGrants is all about. We know that there are brilliant ideas out there and we want you to let your imaginations run wild! We want to hear your ideas and the more Eurovision-tastic the better!”

Applications from not-for-profit organisations will take precedence and projects and events should be free or low cost to attend.

Applications for grants of up to £2,000 must be received by 18:00 CET on Wednesday 29 March. Culture Liverpool will be joined by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in deciding which projects are successful with decisions being made by the end of the first week of April.

To apply and for a full list of conditions, you can visit the Culture Liverpool website.

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